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Prisoner collar - $350.00
Woven from hemp cordage. Design from an original at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Hand rolled brass cones, madder-dyed deerhair tassels and quillwrapped ends. Box braided ropes are about 10' feet long withe chain knots like on some original pieces. Collar is about 1 1/4" by 16". SOLD Click on image to enlarge

Tumpline - $450.00
This piece is a combination of design and technique from two different originals. Strap design is adapted from the "Guthman" moosehair embroidered hornstrap (apparently a cutdown tumpline). The tails are done with a diagonal warpface weave rather than an oblique weave. By using two colors of "warp" the spiral effect is created. This is taken from some tumplines in the Museť du Quai-Branly in France. Strap is approx. 2"x22" and the tails are 10'long with the last 3' split into two. Click on image to enlarge. SOLD

Strap - $450.00
Horn or bag strap. 1 1/2" x 48" The beads are woven into this strap to create the design. This type of weaving is good for all time periods going back as far as the 1740's. The brown color is achieved with madder root dye as are the more well known madder reds. The different color comes from how the dye bath is prepared and changes in heat. Braintan thongs for attaching to a horn included on request. Click on image to enlarge.

Deerfield sash - $625.00
A version of a sash from the Memorial Hall Collection at Deerfield, MA. To keep the cost down this sash is 3 x 32 plus fringes, rather than the 72" w/o fringes like the original. The shorter length is in keeping with most surviving sashes from the 18th century. "Eunice Kanenstehawi Williams and her husband Arosen reportedly gave this sash to Eunice's brother, the Reverend Stephen Williams of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Eunice and Stephen had both been captives of the 1704 raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, but Eunice elected to remain with her Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) family at Kahnawake in Canada. Date: 1700 - 1750 Topic: Personal Materials: Wool, beads, hemp Dimensions: L: 72 in.(182.8 cm.), W: 3 in.(7.6 cm.) Accession #: IR.A.24" Madder dyed and beads woven in on hemp thread like the original.

"Panel Bag" - $1300.00
From an original in the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, this bag is made using hemp cordage and wool yarn. Woven with a method called twining. Bag is Approx 17"W by 14"H. Used for storage and as medicine bags these "panel" bags begin to show up in collections as early as 1800-1809 in the Grant collection and seem to peak around the end of the 1800's and disappear around 1930. The techniques and various warp arrangements show up in a very few remnants of fabric and as impressions on pottery sherds from the Mississipian culture (600AD to 1600AD). Based on wear, some scholars say these bags may have been being made as early as the mid-18th century but, the earliest documented are in the first decade of the 19th century. Like on fingerwoven bags, the designs are almost always different on each side of the bag.

A twined panel bag from the Great Lakes. This bag is from the Chandler-Porht collection at the Detroit Institute of Art. Thunderbirds and underwater panthers are commonly seen on these bags along with stylized symbols representing them and other spirit beings. SOLD

Twined Bag - $600.00
This bag is from an Ottawa bag that is in the Detroit Institute of Art collection. It has been shown in several publications including David Penney's "Great Lakes Indian Art". This bag is woven using ehmp and wool yarn. It is somewhat unusual and that it as some painted elements also. Bag is 12" wide by 10.5" deep. Click to see images

Garters - $275.00
Woven using fine yarns with beads woven in like was done on original items. 13" x 2" with 12" fringe for tyeing. When tied tight they pull down to about 1 1/2 inchs, still wide enough to not bother circulation. SOLD

Strap - $550.00
Horn or bag strap . Again dyed with madder root but with a different heat giving it a rich brown color. The pattern is adapted from a sash at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Strap - $575.00
This strap was adapted from the strap on the screwtip horn in the book "Warriors". Roland Cadle has done a reproduction of this horn for the CLA auction in August at the annual meeting in Lexington, KY. Width and length (2" x 47")of this version is somewhat different and I chose to dye the strap a rich madder red. Woven with fine yarns like the originals and naturally dyed with madder root, by far the most common red dye in the 18th century in North America. SOLD

Sash or Strap - $500.00
This short fringed sash, or strap gets itís bead design from a pair of Great Lakes garter drops collected around 1780. The small yarns are typical of nearly all weaving from the 18th and early 19th centuries, with the yarn and beads often being even smaller than used in this piece. Especially in items thought to be later in the over-all period. The heavily beaded fringes are seen quite often and add a lot of style to these pieces. This sash has over 2000 beads woven into the body and another 1200 on the fringes.

Strap - $500.00
Strap or sash with a very cool pattern. Black with narrow madder red selvedge. 40" x about 2 1/4" with 12" fringes. Small yarns and woven in beads like the originals. This would make a great narrow sash, and with the long fringes it can easily be used for a horn strap for someone wamting a longer one, simply by tieing the horn thongs down on the fringes rather than around the woven part. SOLD

Amherst garters - $400.00
Garters from the Amherst collection at the Field Museum in Chicago. The woven part is 2 3/4" wide +/- and 12" long. Plenty of fringe for tying. Black and of course madder-dyed red. These are kind of neat in that the beads that form the pattern in the red section are strung on strands of the same black yarn that is used to weave the rest of the black and then woven in. Another cool thing is that the twining at the ends of the weave is done using strands from the weave itself. The fringes seem to not be intentionally plied together but sort of 'happen' as the yarn relaxes and twists on itself. Click on image to enlarge. SOLD

Tumpline - Sold - $350.00
Made from hemp cordage. Very tightly twined band is 2" by 22". Oblique woven tails are 10' long with the last 3' split. This tumpline is constructed in the same way as the fancy moosehair embroidered ones made by the Iroquois and Huron in the 18th century but w/o the fancy designs done by wrapping dyed moosehair around the wefts. I've been making these for about 15 years and the first ones are still in service after some very heavy use, not only for carrying loads but also for dragging toboggans, deer, etc. Used as 'rope' to hang large game or tied between two trees to hold canvas for shelters. Pretty much what ever you can think of. At 22' total length the uses can be pretty varied.

Slitpouch - $300.00
My version of a slitpouch from Saffron Walden Museum in England. Woven with very fine yarns as were most all originals. 100 strands were used to create this pouch which is slightly less than 4" wide. The fine yarn size is easily seen when comparing the size of the yarn to the diameter of the #8 beads. Using very small yarns allows items to be reproduced without 'downsizing' the pattern or altering the dimensions to any degree. Dyed with madder root and backed with braintan deer. The woven portion of the piece is 13.5" by 3.75". SOLD

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